Wayne State University Professor of Chemistry Stephanie Brock is among a select group of scientists to be named to the prestigious 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program.
The ACS Fellows Program began in 2008 as a way to recognize ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. Only 99 scientists across the globe have been inducted this year.
Brock has been recognized for her research on the synthesis of nanoscale materials — particles with diameters on the order of 1 billionth of a meter. These small particles and their assemblies have functional properties that make them useful to address a number of global technological and societal challenges in the areas of renewable/clean energy, environmental remediation, data storage and refrigeration/microclimate control.
Brock’s work with Wayne State’s Gaining Options-Girls Investigate Real Life (GO-GIRL) program, created to increase the competence and confidence of metro Detroit adolescent girls in the areas of mathematics, technology and scientific thinking, was also recognized by the society.
Brock was honored at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco on Aug. 11.